Calectasia intermedia Sond.

Blue Tinsel-lily

Linnaea 28: 222 (1856) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Herb 30–50 cm high. Rhizomes spreading, up to 50 cm long. Perianth tube 10–12 mm long. Staminal filaments 1–1.5 mm long, anthers yellow, turning golden-brown, basal lobes acute. Flowers mainly Sep.–Oct.

DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Scattered in sandy heathlands, often with Eucalyptus baxteri.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Xanthorrhoeaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Arecales
genus Calectasia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Calectasia intermedia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calectasia intermedia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory